Does Valentine's Day sneak up on you like it does me? It seems like as soon as the Christmas decor goes on clearance, the hearts start showing up in stores. Then before you know it, Valentine's Day is just a few days away and I'm scrambling to have the kids pick out cards for their classroom parties and I'm left getting my own cards last minute.
This year I wanted to go a little easier on myself, so I made my own from home. I painted this watercolor design and made it into a card template to share with you!
This cute Valentine's card is easy to print and fold yourself! It comes with handy guidelines, so you know just where to cut and fold.
To make this card at home it's best to use a cardstock, which will give it a more sturdy feel. Always check to make sure that your printer can handle the weight of paper you've chosen though! I use 100 lb cardstock for the printed cards I offer in my Great Oaks Art Etsy Shop, but most at home printers have a hard time accepting a paper that thick.
I've found that you can get pretty good results with cardstock from your local store in the craft or paper department. I've been using this cardstock for printing at home with my basic ink jet printer. So far it has worked out well, and I've been happy with the results. The paper is not as thick as the cards in my shop, but it is just sturdy enough to feel like a nice card when I want to test out a design and print from home.
The finished card will measure 5 x 7 inches (folded) after you've trimmed along the guidelines. In card-speak, that means it will fit in an A7 size envelope. You can find these in the stationery section of the craft department at your local store.
I love the brown kraft paper feel, but get creative! Use any color you want and make it your own!!
Ready to print this card and send some Valentine's?!
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